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Solar superstorms: UK must brace itself, say engineers

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Particles and radiation from a superstorm could lead to black-outs and put one in 10 satellites out of actionThe government must develop a national strategy to cope with the effects of solar superstorms on electricity and communications, according to a study by the Royal Academy of Engineering.The report's authors recommend...
Solar superstorms: UK must brace itself, say engineers

NASA battles solar storm with rubber chicken

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Relax, 2012 does not spell doom for Earth -- massive solar storms or not. And even if there was a threat, NASA has an awesome secret weapon. [Read more]...
NASA battles solar storm with rubber chicken

Solar storms could crash computer systems this year, says space expert

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Earth being battered by clouds of particles this week but more severe storms later this year could cause life to 'grind to a halt'Scientists are warning of further solar storms this week after Earth was hit on Thursday by one of the fastest clouds of energy to emerge from the...
Solar storms could crash computer systems this year, says space expert

Images show solar storms squeeze Earth's magnetosphere

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With the sun entering a period of high activity, researchers create pictures of how solar storms compress the Earth's protective magnetic field, which could help improve communication satellite design. [Read more]...
Images show solar storms squeeze Earth's magnetosphere
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Solar Storms Rock Earth, No Apocalypse Imminent

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On Tuesday, a burst left the Sun and started hurtling towards Earth. The result, what is called a coronal mass ejection (CME), is expected to be the largest solar storm that our planet has experienced in the last five years. Being that the year is 2012, any time that...
Solar Storms Rock Earth, No Apocalypse Imminent

Picture of the Day: The Aurora Borealis From Space

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Solar storms in late January have resulted in particularly dramatic northern lights recently, as captured in the above photograph taken by the astronauts on board the International Space Station. At the time, the space station was located over south-central Nebraska, and the angle of the picture points to the...
Picture of the Day: The Aurora Borealis From Space

Solar Storms Could Be Earth's Next Katrina

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Solar Storms Could Be Earth's Next Katrina

Probe into sat-nav disruption

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Scientists in the Arctic have launched an urgent investigation into how solar storms can disrupt sat-nav....
Probe into sat-nav disruption

NASA's Footage of a Massive X-Class Solar Flare

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NASA has been tracking a major sunspot, Active Region 1429, which released this X5.4 solar flare on March 6. "Stay tuned for more from this very active sunspot," NASA says. The sun's surface has been especially active for the past few months, with solar storms erupting in January. We...
NASA's Footage of a Massive X-Class Solar Flare

Solar Storms: Reseachers See the Sun in a New Light

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An international group of researchers hope to better understand how solar storms work, and help keep them from causing widespread damage on Earth....
Solar Storms: Reseachers See the Sun in a New Light

Five things you should know about solar storms

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Another solar storm is blasting the Earth. Here's what's going on with today's storm and what you need to know about the potential for future storms. [Read more]...
Five things you should know about solar storms

Solar Storms Could Be Earth's Next Katrina

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Solar Storms Could Be Earth's Next Katrina

Increased solar activity means more aurora borealis over next year

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Many people around the world are getting quite a light show at night thanks to the massive solar flares that have been occurring on the sun and shooting radiation towards the Earth’s atmosphere. That radiation bouncing off the atmosphere means that we get an impressive display of northern lights, otherwise...
Increased solar activity means more aurora borealis over next year

What's up with the sun? Plenty.

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As scientists brace for the aftermath of a solar superstorm, space cameras are sending back amazing pictures of solar storms whose intensity is expected to pick up in coming months. [Read more]...
What's up with the sun? Plenty.

Solar storms: how they are formed and how vulnerable we are

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Solar storms could stop Earth's electric pulse, snuff its lights out and shut down the internet. In 2013 the Sun would spew more fire at usWhat is a solar storm?Our Sun is a furious mass of gases that emits radiation of all kinds, from the stuff that plants can convert...
Solar storms: how they are formed and how vulnerable we are

Perhaps the Most Epic HD Time-Lapse Video of the Northern Lights Ever

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As solar storms reach a maximum in 2012-2013, the northern lights are more beautiful than ever. Ole C. Salomonsen spent this past fall, winter, and spring shooting 150,000 still photographs of the aurora borealis in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, before editing 6,000 stills to make this video. The dramatic score...
Perhaps the Most Epic HD Time-Lapse Video of the Northern Lights Ever

A shield of poop will protect Inspiration Mars from cosmic rays

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Inspiration Mars, the first private mission to the Red Planet, will likely be a monumental achievement for humanity — and poop will help make it possible. The two-person crew aboard the ship, which will fly by Mars in 2018, will rely on a shield of water, food, and human...
A shield of poop will protect Inspiration Mars from cosmic rays

Massive solar tornado caught on film

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Astronomers present images of a tornado as much as five times the width of Earth raging on the sun, an event they believe triggers solar storms. [Read more]...
Massive solar tornado caught on film
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